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Basics of Critical Areas

Critical Area Information and Proposed Updates

To learn more about the different types of critical areas and the general updates being considered, please see the below summaries. These summaries include information on the following: 

- Critical area definitions and identifications

- Why and how it is protected

- Current regulations

- Best available science for locating and protecting critical areas

- General update categories (based on State mandates, clarifications, and/or complexity)


Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas (CARAs)

Frequently Flooded Areas

Geological Hazardous Areas

Habitat Conservation Areas and Migration Corridors